Cobra looks to 2014
DANCEHALL veteran Cobra says he is pleased with the work he put in for 2013. He believes it is a pacesetter for bigger things in the new year.
"My greatest achievement thus far is being accepted back on the dancehall scene after taking a break. It is a great feeling to know that my music s appreciated by the younger generation, considering a lot has changed musically since I started years ago," the deejay told Splash.
Cobra plans to be more visible in 2014, releasing lots of singles and performing on more shows.
"I will also be putting out a lot of music videos and record a lot of universal tracks. Of course, I will continue to do the dancehall that I am known for; however, if I am called to do a techno or soca track I will be on it. The aim is to do songs that will hit straight across the board," he said.
Teeth a Pull, produced by JRK Music, was a comeback hit of sorts this year for Cobra who was one of dancehall's biggest acts in the 1990s.
Born Ewart Brown, he emerged in the early part of that decade. Working with Penthouse Records' Donovan Germain, he recorded hits like Gunderlero and Feeling Lonely, a collaboration with Beres Hammond.
He later signed a deal with Columbia Records which released the single Flex in 1994.
It became a smash hit, topping Billboard magazine's Rap Singles chart, reaching number seven on the R&B chart, and peaking at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.